bodhicitta of Lalaland

bodhicitta of Lalaland

Bodhicitta is not a policy of a Lalaland. Basically, bodhicitta should not be. I really strongly say this because you know, I will tell you a few reasons. I have heard this again and again. “Oh, so and so Lama is so good. He is so compassionate. He is so much bodhicitta.” Why? “He never get’s angry.” That is not a good reason. Because you could similarly say. “Wow, this Lama must be so great. Because he really got angry and beat me up. I was bleeding. He beat me up really badly, black and blue. He must have so much bodhicitta.” Then you are understanding a little bit of dependent arising. You see, if you think: “Oh he smiles a lot. How nice, look at him, he is so gentle, the way he walks.” Then it is a bodhicitta of Lalaland. We don’t want that.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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